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University of Maryland

UMD Graduate Students may borrow non-circulating or restricted library materials in some cases. Loans are due in February, June or October (Exception: Shady Grove circulates materials for 56 days).

Loans are due in February, May or August (Exception: Shady Grove circulates materials for 180 days).

For more information about how to apply see UM Joint Card page.

Loans are due in February, May or August (Exception: Shady Grove circulates materials for 180 days).

UMD Faculty and Staff have additional privileges; see: Faculty Special Borrowing Rules for details.

Contractual employees do not receive library privileges automatically. They are granted as needed.

A Regular Affiliate is someone who is not a student or employee of the university, but who is given access to limited university services by a sponsoring UMD department.

UMD Regular Affiliates may borrow UMD materials only. Materials located in off-site storage may be requested.

A Research Affiliate is a person who is given library access based on a formal Memo of Understanding between the university and a non-university agency or organization.

Loans are due in February, May or August (Exception: Shady Grove circulates materials for 180 days).

UMD Research Affiliates may borrow UMD materials and may request items from Severn Library. 

*Materials from USMAI cannot be borrowed directly, but may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

UMD Employee Designees and Fellow Designees may borrow UMD materials only.

Employee Designee UMD IDs may be set up as a Community Borrowers Card.

For more information about designees visit the Employee Designee Affiliate webpage.

To continue receiving privileges/ a new ID card, retirees must contact their department to activate their retiree status as explained on the Retiree Campus Privileges page. 

Loans are due in February, May or August (Exception: Shady Grove circulates materials for 180 days).

UMD Faculty and Staff have additional privileges; see: Faculty Special Borrowing Rules for details.

 

USMAI Campuses

Loan periods and renewals for USMAI materials vary by owning library.

Loan periods and renewals for USMAI materials vary by owning library.  For more information about UMUC privileges at UMD libraries please visit the UMUC library page or view the brochure.

 

Other Colleges or Universities

*Big Ten Faculty and Graduate Students do not have access to these services through the University of Maryland, but they may be available through their home institutions.

**Big Ten Faculty and Graduate Students may request eligible items on shelf at UMD to be transferred and picked up at other UMCP locations.

For more information about how to apply, visit Community Borrowers page.

Faculty and graduate students from CIRLA (Chesapeake Information and Research Library Alliance) institutions.

*CIRLA Faculty and Graduate Students do not have access to these services through the University of Maryland, but they may be available through their home institutions.

Borrowed items are subject to recall. However, CIRLA Faculty and Graduate Students may not recall items from other users.

For more information about how to apply, visit Community Borrowers page.

Faculty from OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing institutions

*OCLC Faculty do not have access to these services through the University of Maryland, but they may be available through their home institutions.

Borrowed items are subject to recall. However, OCLC Faculty may not recall items from other users. 

For more information about how to apply, visit Community Borrowers page.

 

From the Community

*Community Borrowers and Community Researchers may request eligible items on shelf at UMD to be transferred and picked up at other UMCP locations. 

Borrowed items are subject to recall. However, Community Borrowers may not recall items from other users.

For more information about how to apply, visit Community Borrowers page.

Only MD residents and Big Ten Faculty and Graduate Students (with valid Big Ten Reciprocal Borrower's Card) are eligible for the Community Researchers Program.

Borrowed items are subject to recall. However, Community Researchers may not recall items from other users.

*Community Borrowers and Community Researchers may request eligible items on shelf at UMD to be transferred and picked up at other UMCP locations. 

For more information about how to apply, visit Community Borrowers page.